Due to social media trending of one on Facebook that INEC has opened and being conducting voter registrations in about 21 units in a neighbouring country of Niger Republic, the Nation’s Commissioner of Information has this to say.
Barrister Festus Okoye Rsq. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, rebuked the story and coverage; “Let those who believe him go to Niger Republic and find out whether anything related to INEC polling unit or voter registration centres was set up.
“I don’t know why the mainstream media are giving listening ears to such rumour or misinformation. It is bad enough that social media has become the first source of call in terms of information”
“How can one individual we don’t know be posting that there are 21 registration centres in Niger Republic and people are asking us at INEC whether it is true? I won’t even respond to such a claim. It doesn’t make sense. The media should not be part of this, please.”
“Why are they not even saying a voter registration centre is set up somewhere in Cameroon or Benin Republic? One individual will just sit somewhere in the comfort of his room and spew nonsense. I am sure if you google him, you won’t even see his profile online. And Nigerians will just be sharing all over the social media space as if their lives depend on it,” he concluded
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